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Flying saucers are real and interplanetary

Commander Robert B. McLaughlin, US Navy in January 1950 published a large article in the magazine "True" in which he reported that flying saucers are real and are interplanetary. McLaughlin, a missile expert at the White Sands test site, tells how a group of sailors and scientists tracked a flying disk using a high-precision instrument and talks about UFO flights that he and others witnessed. 

On a clear Sunday morning in April 1949, a detachment of navy sailors and a group of scientists released a balloon from a point located 57 miles northwest of the White Sands Proving Ground.

They were interested in obtaining weather data from the upper atmosphere, and as the balloon ascended, they mapped its flight, as usual, using a theodolite and a stopwatch. There were five observers in total; four of them coordinated the instrument data. One was watching the ball through the theodolite telescope. One of them was making a statement. One recorded them, and the fourth conducted surveillance.

Shortly after the balloon was in the air to the west of the observation point, the theodolite operator quickly turned his device to the east. A strange object that everyone present saw crossed the path of the balloon. One of the scientists quickly grabbed the theodolite and began to monitor this object.

The exact schedule of the object's course was recorded. Analyzing this data later, I can confidently say that:

  1. The object in the cross-section had an elliptical shape.
  2. Its diameter was about 105 feet (32 meters).
  3. He was flying at an altitude of approximately 56 miles (90 km). (This was determined by a ballistics expert. An object at a lower altitude on this particular bright day could not correspond to the data obtained).
  4. Its speed was about 5 miles per second (8 km per second).
  5. At the end of the trajectory, it turned sharply upwards, changing the elevation angle by 5 degrees — which corresponds to an increase in altitude by about 25 miles (40 km) — in 10 seconds. A rough calculation shows that for such a lift during this time, a force of more than 20 G (20 times more than gravity) would be required.
  6. The object was visible for 60 seconds.
  7. He disappeared at an altitude of 29 degrees.

A thorough survey of observers before the official report, which was sent to the" Saucer Project " at the Wright-Patterson base in Dayton, Ohio, led to an almost unanimous opinion that the object was disk-shaped and had an even white color. Through powerful binoculars, there was no trace of exhaust gases, no stream of light, or other signs of the presence of a propulsion system. And no sound. What was that?

I am convinced that it was a flying saucer and, moreover, that these disks are spaceships from another planet, controlled by animate, intelligent beings.

I think it's safe to say that it was not one of the types of aircraft known on Earth today. Even if, as is quite likely, there are top-secret models that we don't know anything about, there is no person in this world who could withstand a force of 20 G and stay alive to tell about it.

Commander Robert Bright McLaughlin is an expert on naval ammunition and guided missiles. For the past three years, he has been heading a Navy unit that helps with the implementation of secret projects at the White Sands test site, Las Cruces, New Mexico.

He began his research in the field of guided missiles in 1939, four years after graduating from the Naval Academy. Being at that time a graduate student of the Faculty of Engineering, he was appointed to the Navy commission for evaluating the effectiveness of anti-aircraft artillery. By 1941, he had developed a method for creating a guided missile "beam rider", which, thanks to the ability to " change its direction " after a shot, increased the accuracy of anti-aircraft fire at fast, evasive, high-altitude air targets.

During the war, he was an artillery officer aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid and participated in a major Pacific campaign from Kwajalein to the Philippines. He was on the Intrepid when it was attacked by thirty-three Japanese kamikaze (suicide) planes in three and a half minutes.

In August 1946, he was assigned to White Sands. He is 37 years old, he is a stocky, round-faced man with curly brown hair, blue eyes, and a clear, clear manner of speech. He is married and has two children, a girl of 2.5 years and a boy of 10 months.

I doubt it was a meteor. These small bullets from space often illuminate our sky, burning up from the friction that occurs when passing through our atmosphere. But only occasionally they can be seen during the day. In addition, meteors remain in the field of view for only a few seconds — a maximum of 10 or 12. This object was observed for 60 seconds.

Its size excludes the possibility that it is a bird or another known creature. No one cloud could move along such a trajectory.

It was not a balloon, I can say this unequivocally. Several people who saw him were experienced balloonists. Moreover, they could know that there is no balloon in the area that can approach the height of the object. Even at an altitude of 120,000 feet (36 km), close to the peak altitude for any modern type, the balloon had to move at a speed of 1,700 miles (2,735 km) per hour to match the trajectory data.

In addition, the wind at an altitude of 20 miles (32 km) was blowing from east to west — in the opposite direction from the movement of the object.

A hallucination? An optical illusion? I think it is reasonable to say that illusions do not appear simultaneously and in the same way in five different trained weather observers.

I can't think of any other options. Reliable observers saw the object. A sensitive device tracked him. The atmosphere was bright and clean in an area where we considered a cloudy day if we could not see with the naked eye for 50 miles (80 km) horizontally.

The only drawback was that until that time I personally had not seen a "flying saucer". Nevertheless, this information excited me. I started looking for an explanation — a decent, convincing answer from the point of view of physics, mathematics, aerodynamics, and astronomy, as we know them today. I had no time to finish my theories when I saw the "saucer" myself.

One morning at the end of May, I was standing outside my office at the White Sands base during the flight of an army rocket in the upper atmosphere. They, of course, rise much faster than a balloon, and usually, you lose sight of them shortly before they reach the peak of altitude. You will be very lucky if you can see them again on the way down.

The rocket had just been launched, and we had just lost sight of it when the Lieutenant Commander standing next to me shouted: "Here it is!".

The Marine captain and I saw what he was pointing at. The white object was moving very slowly to the west. As I watched, it was picking up speed quickly.

The object had already passed overhead, and I thought that it would fall near the ranch two or three miles to the west of us. But he hissed like a scalded cat, swept over the Organ Mountains behind us, and disappeared.

This was a very serious issue for us. We have always taken precautions to ensure that the missiles do not leave the test site. Immediately, I called the landfill security officer.

I just saw your rocket leave the test site to the west of here,

I said

He groaned. While we were discussing what to do, we both heard the booming impact of our rocket far to the north of us and in the center of the test site.

What did I see? Now I am faced with the problem of every witness of the "Flying Saucer". What was that?

I thought about what I saw as carefully as possible. I realized that I was a little better off than most of the witnesses. I wasn't expecting to see a saucer, but I was expecting to see something. My eyes, quite accustomed to this kind of observation, were looking for a fast-moving rocket.

I recognized these impressions as accurate:

  1. The flying saucer, when it was first seen, was moving at an extremely low speed, perhaps 1 mile per second (1.6 km / s).
  2.  Its shape was rather disc-shaped, since it was visible at an altitude of more than 25 miles (40 km).
  3. It has accelerated to a speed much higher than that which can be obtained with the help of modern rocket engines.
  4. The object passed within 5 degrees of the Sun and was still visible to the naked eye. This would hardly be possible if the object was a meteor.
  5. Again, there were no signs of a propulsion system.

The last appearance of flying disks occurred in early June. On this day, we fired a Navy missile in the upper layers of the atmosphere. Shortly after its takeoff, two small round objects, presumably about 20 inches (58 centimeters) in diameter, appeared from nowhere and joined the Navy rocket in its upward flight. (Similar small disks were also reported earlier, as well as the larger types mentioned earlier).

Around the time the Navy rocket was gaining more than 2,000 feet per second (609 meters per second), the object on the west side passed through the exhaust gases and joined its friend on the east side. Then they apparently decided that the rocket wasn't going fast enough for them. They accelerated, swept past the Navy missile and sailed up and to the east.

About eight minutes after the Navy missile fell back into range, I received a radio message from a very powerful optical observation post located on the top of the mountain. The Navy missile, according to him, had just passed over the mountain and was leaving the range to the west. It could be one of the two objects that we saw and which changed direction, or it could be the third.

Soon I received reports from eleven people from five separate OPS, none of whom could contact one another and who were located at different points by compass. They all saw how the two objects acted as I described.

Having put together all the data observed in the three cases that I have seen myself, and everything that I do not doubt, I decided that it is necessary to look for an answer outside the known world.

No one is more aware than I am that the following explanations may be incorrect. However, I think that there is too much evidence from too many reliable sources for us to be content with unconvincing explanations, and we must continue to look for an answer.

I believe that flying saucers are manned spacecraft, firstly, because of their flight characteristics. The White Sands saucers were definitely able to change their direction while above our atmosphere. This extreme maneuverability-plus their large size-eliminates for me the possibility that they were controlled by remote control.

My own experience with rockets makes me believe that a" Saucer " with such characteristics is far beyond the technical capabilities of any person on Earth. Our current rocket propulsion system, which uses thermochemical energy, is completely insufficient to repeat the amazing 5-degree climb observed during the flight of Saucer No. 1.

If you agree with this, you will be forced to assume that the Saucers can only be set in motion by the energy obtained from the atom.

Of what kind? And in what way? Well, I suggest "radiation pressure engine".

UFO reports

Radiation pressure is one of the oldest known physical phenomena. You have seen how it works if you have ever noticed a small glass device that jewelers often place in their showcases. This is the "Crookes radiometer" - a device that is more than 100 years old. Inside a small glass ball, four metal blades, black on one side and silver on the other, rotate around an axis, although, apparently, no motor drives them.

The energy is provided by light. It emits a "push" that changes from the surface of one blade to the surface of the neighboring one. So, where could the Saucer engineers get enough light to propel their rocket through space?

UFO scheme

I imagine an engine that looks like a fluorescent lamp. The inner core is filled with fissionable material, probably gas. The outer tube surrounding the core contains a fluorescent material.

The fissionable gas activates the fluorescent material, causing light. The light exerts pressure — a propulsive push or thrust-on a highly shielded curved reflector. The push sets the rocket in motion.

The activity of the fluorescent material is regulated by increasing or decreasing the amount of fissionable gas in the inner core. And the fluorescent material is pumped into the external tube as it is consumed. All this is greatly simplified, and some serious problems remain.

For example, there is no known substance from which one could make tubes. Any material that we can combine will disintegrate in the process of fission. I also do not dare to say which shield will completely protect the crew of the saucer from radiation exposure.

The theory of the radiation pressure engine was discussed with experts at a number of universities. Some scoffed. Some were encouraged. However, since our current research on atomic energy is at an early stage, I think it's too early to say that this idea is impossible. Let's just admit that if the people from the saucer use something similar to this principle, then they have probably improved and brought it to perfection.

Although I have gone very far, I would like to add that this ship will use three sets of engines.

The main engine will be used to launch and propel it during space travel. These motors would be placed in one segment of the edge of the disk.

A second engine, probably located in the flat lower surface of the disk, would be used to keep it in flight while it is hanging or preparing for landing.

The third is a small engine for controlling the roll and tilt. Since the radiation from the main power plant can be large, I have to imagine that the crew will be limited to a segment of the leading edge of the disk.

This would leave a large area of the middle part for fuel tanks, food supplies and other equipment.

In one case, described by both Shalett and Keyho, the disk corresponds to this scheme.

At 2: 45 a.m. on July 24, 1948, an Eastern Airlines DC-3 en route to Atlanta, Georgia, from Montgomery, Alabama, saw a "shiny, fast-moving object" at a distance of about a mile (1.6 km). Captain Clarence S. Chiles, a former Air Transport Command pilot, and pilot John B. Whitted, a former B-29 pilot, both observed it clearly.

They agreed that it was about 100 feet long( 30 meters), shaped like a cigar. It was wingless. When the object flew past them, at about eye level, they saw two rows of" windows " along the fuselage. They glowed with a dazzling white light. The dark blue light passed along the entire length of the form, along the lower side. The exhaust gases of the red-orange flame shook the DC-3 as this object deviated from its course and disappeared from sight.

It seems to me that the pilots did not see a cigar-shaped fuselage,but a disk. Two rows of holes are the ventilation holes of the main power plant. The blue light came from the lower engines, pointing down so that the disk could operate at a slow speed of 500 to 700 mph (804 to 1126 km / h), which was estimated by the pilots. I'm less sure about the flame. Perhaps due to the fact that it was moving within the Earth's atmosphere (DC-3 was at an altitude of 5,000 feet (1.5 km) during the meeting), exhaust gas particles were visible. However, the boost it caused to the DC-3 is not surprising. I must say that the plane felt an explosion of light energy, the product of the operation of the radiation pressure engine.

The shape of the disk, as such, corresponds to aerodynamic laws and could provide a very real flying machine.

However, I believe that this design is used as a temperature compensation device. By changing the angle of inclination, the disk in its flight through space could control the amount of heat it receives from the sun. With the flat side facing the Sun, it could absorb a significant amount of heat, and with the edge — very little.

The design, construction and operation of the" saucers " indicate to me that there is a very high intelligence behind the work. It not only works, but is also present inside the disks. I can't believe that the ready maneuverability demonstrated, for example, by the "Saucer No. 2" when dodging a missile launched by our army, was controlled remotely.

What these creatures look like, I have no idea. However, since I insist that they are really at the helm of their strange ship, I must assume that they are significantly smaller than us. We already know that although 6 G is a huge load for a person, creatures smaller than us can withstand incredible loads. A bee can probably withstand 20 G, and an ant even more. The saucer crew members must also be quite small to fly on saucers No. 3, 20-inch (58 cm) discs. It is impossible to imagine intelligent beings of such a small size, but we should not neglect any possibilities.

Where the "saucers" came from, we can only guess. My guess is Mars. Mars has "cooled down" and may have become able to support some form of life millions of years before Earth. Martians, if they existed, would have a great start in the development of science.

I believe that the frequency of the appearance of "saucers" over the southwestern part of the United States could be influenced by the attitude of Mars to Earth on July 16, 1945.

On this day, Mars was in a good position to see our surface. And at 5: 30 in the morning of the same day, the first atomic bomb was detonated in New Mexico, in the northwest corner of the current White Sands test site. It can be assumed that the flash was seen from afar by sensitive optical devices.

What are the aliens up to? So far, their behavior indicates that they are only interested in watching us. The fact that so far the saucer operations have been peaceful also excludes the suspicion that they were launched by a foreign terrestrial power, such as Russia. If any country was messing with long-range missiles, why would it experiment on the United States, where, as a result of an accident, the object and all its secrets could end up on our doorstep?

Will the saucers land? The little ones can. If their inhabitants decide that they can survive on Earth, small "saucers" can be lowered from large spacecraft.

Large disks, even with the maximum efficiency of the engines, probably will not be able to risk the loss of accumulated momentum that will occur during landing. It would be too difficult to create the momentum needed to return home again.

Why can't you see the saucer?

The atmosphere above about 75 percent of the Earth's surface is filled with moisture particles. This gives us a "white sky" most of the time. Against this background, to see a flying saucer is a pure accident. White Sands undoubtedly had almost perfect atmospheric conditions and excellent visibility.

I know it's a fantastic story. I cannot prove the theories I have outlined. I may not even be able to prove that the disks are real until I ride one of them.

But from the point of view of the very limited knowledge that we, the inhabitants of the Earth, possess, these ideas may provide the key to solving the great riddle. Whatever the answer, I don't feel that there is anything terrible, hostile or dangerous about Flying Saucers or their inhabitants. The problem of space travel has fascinated the people of Earth for centuries.

It is not a fantasy for us to explore other planets, why should it be a fantasy if, say, Martians visit us?

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